Periodic Table of Elements

Element Lutetium - Lu

Comprehensive data on the chemical element Lutetium is provided on this page; including scores of properties, element names in many languages, most known nuclides of Lutetium. Common chemical compounds are also provided for many elements. In addition technical terms are linked to their definitions and the menu contains links to related articles that are a great aid in one's studies.

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Overview of Lutetium

Lutetium's Name in Other Languages

  • Latin: Lutetium
  • Czech: Lutecium
  • Croatian: Lutecij
  • French: Lutécium
  • German: Lutetium - s
  • Italian: Lutezio
  • Norwegian: Lutetium
  • Portuguese: Lutécio
  • Russian: Лютеций
  • Spanish: Lutécio
  • Swedish: Lutetium

Atomic Structure of Lutetium

Chemical Properties of Lutetium

Physical Properties of Lutetium

Regulatory / Health

  • CAS Number
    • 7439-94-3
  • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
    • No limits set by OSHA
  • OSHA PEL Vacated 1989
    • No limits set by OSHA
  • NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit (REL)
    • No limits set by NIOSH
  • Levels In Humans:
    Note: this data represents naturally occuring levels of elements in the typical human, it DOES NOT represent recommended daily allowances.
    • Blood/mg dm-3: n/a
    • Bone/p.p.m: n/a
    • Liver/p.p.m: n/a
    • Muscle/p.p.m: n/a
    • Daily Dietary Intake: n/a
    • Total Mass In Avg. 70kg human: n/a
  • Discovery Year: 1907
  • Name Origin:
    From Lutetia the ancient name of Paris.
  • Abundance of Lutetium:
    • Earth's Crust/p.p.m.: 0.51
    • Seawater/p.p.m.:
      • Atlantic Suface: 1.4E-07
      • Atlantic Deep: 0.0000002
      • Pacific Surface: 6E-08
      • Pacific Deep: 4.1E-07
    • Atmosphere/p.p.m.: N/A
    • Sun (Relative to H=1E12): 5.8
  • Sources of Lutetium:
    Found with ytterbium in gadolinite and xenotime. Its chief ores are monazite and bastnasite. Around 10 tons are produced globally on a yearly basis. The primary mining areas are USA, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Australia and China.
  • Uses of Lutetium:
    Used in alloys and can be used as a catalyst in cracking, hydrogenation, polymerization and alkylation. It's primary use is in chemical research.
  • Additional Notes:

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